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Friday, February 24, 2017

Dorvan L. Phlipot (February 23, 2017)

Dorvan L. Phlipot age 90, of Versailles passed away at 4:40 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Versailles Health Care Center. Dorvan was born October 26, 1926, in Shelby County to the late Louis & Estella (Dapore) Phlipot.

Dorvan is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Ron & Kathy Phlipot of Mardela Springs, Maryland, Ken & Angie Phlipot of Versailles and Gary & Gretta Phlipot of Versailles; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Phlipot of Versailles; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters & brother-in-law, Joan & Earl Grilliot of Versailles and Pat Borchers of Versailles; sister-in-law, Naomi Phlipot of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorvan was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha H. (Larger) Phlipot on October 10, 2011 whom he married October 16, 1948; son, Michael Phlipot; a great-grandchild in infancy; brother, Jerome Phlipot; sister, Mary Monnin; step brothers, Lloyd and Forrest Phlipot; and brother-in-law, Jim Borchers.

Dorvan worked at Miller-Meteor in Piqua, Cadillac Gage in Greenville and retired from Wayne Trail Tool & Die in Ft. Loramie. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and a life member of the Versailles Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 27, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A prayer service will be conducted by the Versailles Knights of Columbus Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Harold Thomas Dill (February 21, 2017)

Harold Thomas Dill, 93, of Hollansburg, OH, passed away, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Harold was born Friday, January 4, 1924 in Palestine, OH, a son of the late Omar and Dora (Harter)Dill.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by an infant son, brothers, Leroy and Donald Dill and sisters, Helen Feasel and Phyllis Spencer.

Harold served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He attended the Hollansburg Christian Church, was a member of the American Legion in Hollansburg and enjoyed going to family sporting events. Harold retired after thirty years from Wayne Works in Richmond, IN.

Harold is survived by his wife of 74 years, Eileen (Thomas) Dill, whom he married Sunday, September 20, 1942; his children, Carolyn Eubank of Hollansburg, Jacquelyn and Steve Brewer of Lynn, IN,, Brenda and Robert Carr of Hollansburg, Deborah and Terry Jenkins of Richmond, IN., Tom and Sue Dill of Hollansburg, and Theresa and Richard Graham of Greenville; 17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell Dill of Greenville, and Robert Dill of Hollansburg; a sister, Anna Bowen of Richmond. IN., and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February, 24, 2017 at the Hollansburg Christian Church in Hollansburg with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Friday, February 24, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Hollansburg Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hollansburg Christian Church or State of the Heart Care.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Jean D. (Wolfe) Grosch (February 22, 2017)

Jean D. (Wolfe) Grosch, 79 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 2:15 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born December 27, 1937 in Versailles, Ohio the daughter of the late Wayne & Velma (Kimmel) Wolfe. She worked at General Athletics in Greenville.

She was a member of Ansonia First Church of God; and the Darke County Dulcimer Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband: Lon Grosch of Versailles; brothers: William “Bill” Wolfe of Greenville, Ronnie Joe Wolfe of Union City, Ohio, Terry Wolfe of Greenville; brothers in law & sister in law: Merlin Grosch of Arcanum, Arthur Grosch of St. Louis, Erma Hocker of Greenville, & Evelyn Grosch of Greenville; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Services will be held on Monday February 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Derek Specht officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday February 26, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shawnee Prairie.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

William Edward Hole Jr. (February 18, 2017)

William Edward Hole Jr., age 89 of Greenville, Ohio and son of William Edward and Dorothy (Coppock) Hole passed away at 10:35 AM Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Village Green. He was born July 2, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio.

Bill was a graduate of Greenville High School, Culver Military Academy, and the University of Michigan. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during W.W. II he taught sailing at Culver before entering the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society. Bill was an integral part of American Aggregates from 1951, becoming a Director in 1956, Vice President in 1964 and President of the Corporation in 1969. He also served as President of Ohio Aggregates and as National President of National Sand Stone and Gravel where he was also a Lifetime member of the Board. He also served on the Board of Consolidated Gold Fields in England. He served on the Board of Greenville National Bank for 35 years with 21 years as Chairman of the Board.

Bill was Chairman of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in 1983 and a lifetime member of that Board. He had previously served as President of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

He was Chairman of the Building Committee of the Darke County Y.M.C.A. and was the first President of that Board. He had served a number of terms on the Y. board.

He served two terms as President of the Greenville Country Club and on that Board several different times.

He was a past member and on the board of Edison College, Hope Foundation, Garst Museum, Citizens Education Committee and was Vice-President of the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association.
He was a lifetime member of the Greenville Elks Lodge. He managed the Coppock-Hole Trust for many years.

Bill was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church of Greenville, where he taught Sunday school for 23 years sang in the Senior Choir and served on numerous committees including two Pastoral Search Committees.

He was honored to deliver the commencement address to a graduating class of Greenville High School.

After retirement Bill and Gloria enjoyed world travel, Bridge, golf, friends, family and most of all their summer place in Canada.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Gloria (Shiverdecker) Hole, son William Jeffrey, daughter Julie Ann Kirk and husband Wilson, and grandsons Griffin and McGregor, of whom he was very proud. He also leaves two sisters, Susan Brewer and Barbara Brewer and in-laws Walter I. Thieme and Marcia Glenn. Also many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Jean Louise Thieme and in-laws Phyllis and Jim Blocher, Pauline Shiverdecker DeWitte and husband John, Dale Shiverdecker, Leon and Helen Shiverdecker, Lt. Commander Kent Shiverdecker, William D. Brewer and Richard Brewer.

Bill’s nature was that he saw something good in every person he knew.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday February 25, 2017 in the First Congregational Christian Church 115 West Fifth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastors Don Myers, Peter Menke and Japheth Bear officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday February 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Donor’s Choice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Zachary Robert Kelch (February 18, 2017)

Zachary Robert Kelch age 16, of North Star, Ohio passed away at 2:55 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in Russia, Ohio. Zachary was born June 22, 2000, in Troy, Ohio to Lance & Tracey Kelch of North Star and Paula (Miller) & Greg Scott of Versailles.

In addition to his parents, Zachary is also survived by his siblings, Morgan Kelch, Karl Kelch and Madilyn Kelch; step-siblings, Amber Dross of Bradford, Allison Dross of Covington and Chad Dross of North Star; maternal grandparents, Bob & Mary Miller of Versailles; paternal grandfather, Julius Hierholzer of St. Henry; good friend, Sarah Kremer; and numerous aunts, uncles cousins and friends.

Zachary was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Valbert Kelch; and paternal grandmother, Betty Hierholzer.

Zachary was a junior at Versailles High School. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star and was active in the CCD Program. Zachary was also a member of the Versailles FFA and was a farm hand. He enjoyed canoeing, skiing and hanging out with his friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star with Rev. Fr. David L. Zink celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery in North Star. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thelma M. (Schrader) Schultz (February 17, 2017)

Thelma M. (Schrader) Schultz age 89, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 4:30 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Thelma was born December 30, 1927, in Darke County to the late Ray W. & Grace (Dickey) Schrader.

Thelma is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harold Schultz whom she married October 23, 1948; sons & daughters-in-law, Eldon & Karen Schultz of Versailles, Ohio and Marvin & Elaine Schultz of Fishers, Indiana; daughter & son-in-law, Bonnie & Danny Kinser of Wellington, Ohio; grandchildren, Eric & Beth Schultz, Heidi & Gene Conley, Angie & Kevin Lyme, Rebecca & Kevin Needham, Robin & Brian Gierse and Brian & Tisha Schultz; great-grandchildren, Logan , Lindsay & Levi Schultz, Tammicka Crome, Tieara Gant, Jessica Lyme, Hunter & Austin Needham, Caleb & Ethan Gierse and Mara Schultz; sister-in-law, Diane Schrader of Versailles, Ohio; brother-in-law, Hubert Fellers of Greenville, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was also preceded in death by a son, David Schultz; brothers, Robert & Carl “Hoppy” Schrader; and a sister, Lucille Fellers.

Thelma was a homemaker and helped her husband farm. She formerly worked at the Egg Auction and Wirrig Appliances in Versailles. Thelma was a very active and lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years and Treasurer of the Versailles Band Boosters for 5 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Robert Akins and Rev. Bonnie Gerber officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles or the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Michael D. Gallagher (February 16, 2017)

Michael D. Gallagher, age 78, of Bradford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 12:35 PM at Heartland of Greenville. He was born on December 31, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Charles E. & Annabell R. (Hunt) Gallagher IV.

He is survived by his children, Maureen Suttman of Union, Ohio, Tisha (Richard) Lalley of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sean (Dianne) Gallagher of Dayton, Ohio, and Christian Pass of Arcanum, Ohio; grandchildren, Ben Suttman, Dakota Suttman, Megan Lalley, Zoey Pass and Chloe Hartley; great granddaughter, Lucy White; and brother, Virgil (Shirley) Gallagher of West Milton, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Kay (Altenberger) Pass-Gallagher.

Michael was a member of the National Guard and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. He retired in 1995 from General Motors after 32 years of service. He loved woodworking, racing cars and was an Eagle Scout.

There will be a memorial service held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Deanna Long officiating. Family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Marc D. Bright (February 15, 2017)

Marc D. Bright age 47, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:20 P.M. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at his residence. Marc was born February 15, 1970, in Dayton, Ohio to Mollie M. (Patterson) Bright of Greenville and the late Gary K. Bright.

Marc is also survived by his sons, Joseph D. Bright of Winchester, Indiana and Jesse Bright of Palestine; daughter, Aurora Bright of Eaton; grandson, Kenton Bright; brother & sister-in-law, Joseph K. & Erin Bright of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marc served in the U.S. Navy.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Elsie Miller (February 3, 2017)

Elsie Miller of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017, at age 95 at Rest Haven. She is survived by her son, Gordon; daughter, Carol (Robert) Meigs; 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brother-in-law, Otho (Phyllis) Miller and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Glen; daughter, Brenda; her parents, Florence and J. Irvin Apple; brothers, Richard and Ralph Apple; and sister, Treva Arnold. Elsie was a homemaker, partner on her and Glen’s farm (where they provided many memorable vacations for their grandchildren), quilter and community volunteer. She and Glen were members of the Oakland Church of the Brethren.

Elsie’s family is grateful for the care she received at Rest Haven and for all the prayers and visits from friends and family while she resided there.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 am at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles to share memories of Elsie. Her service will follow at 11:00 am and burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Oakland Church of the Brethren or a charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tommy D. Edwards (February 13, 2017)

Tommy D. Edwards age 77, of Celina and formerly of Ansonia, passed away at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017, in Osgood, Ohio. Tommy was born June 10, 1939, in Greenville, Ohio to the late Raymond E. & Mildred V. (Marshall) Edwards.

Tommy is survived by his children, Dale T. Edwards of Greenville, David L. & Stephanie Edwards of Conyers, Georgia, Daniel R. Edwards of New Bremen and Denise A. & Ralph Hurd Jr. of Greenville; grandchildren, Christine Ross, Stay-c & Brittany Edwards-Reese, Brittany Edwards & fiancé, Dustin Hartzell, Joshua Edwards, Zachary Edwards, Leslie Hurd, Christopher Hurd and Jarrett Hurd; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters & brother-in-law, Beverly Holsapple of Versailles and Shelba & Ron Brown of Oklahoma; brothers & sisters-in-law, Jack Edwards of Ansonia, Dean & Mary Jane Edwards of Ansonia, Ron & Marianna Edwards of Bradford and Bill & Regina Edwards of Beamsville; brother-in-law, John Marshal of North Star; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tommy was also preceded in death by a sister, Connie Marshal; brother, John Edwards; and a brother-in-law, Sam Holsapple.

Tommy retired from Weaver Brothers in Versailles where he was a truck driver for 33 years. Tommy was a member of the Celina Moose.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Marjorie L. Strait (February 13, 2017)

Marjorie L. Strait, age 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 5:50 AM Monday February 13, 2017 at The Brethren’s Retirement Community. Marjorie was born February 2, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Charles A. & Mabel C. (Mann) Sharp. She was a 1953 graduate of Greenville High School. She retired from Fram Corporation in 1998.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Melesa Westfall, brothers, Wayne (Betty) Sharp, Max, George, and Adrian Sharp, brother-in-law, Robert Thompson.
Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Teresa (Mike) Batten of Ansonia, Brenda Strait, Carla Helm both of Greenville, and son, Galvin Strait of Greenville; grandchildren, Joseph Batten, Alyssa (Chad) Miley, Justin (Whitney) Westfall, Jennifer Westfall & finance Sherman Deskin, Amanda McGlinch, Garrett and Sara Strait; great grandchild, Abby McGlinch. Sister, JoAnn Thompson of Greenville, three brothers, Jack (Joanne) Sharp, Gerald (Arlene) Sharp both of Greenville, and Larry (Patty) Sharp of Lancaster, OH. Sister-in-law, Judy Sharp of Rock Hill, SC. Aunt, Mary Alice Redman of Greenville, OH. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday February 16, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren’s Retirement Community Residence Aid Fund or the EUM Church of Greenville

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Irma Lee Whittington (February 10, 2017)

Irma Lee Whittington, age 91, of Versailles, OH, passed away, Friday, February 10, 2017 at Versailles Health Care.

She was born Wednesday, October 28, 1925 in Darke County, OH, a daughter of the late William and Delpha (Norris) McClannan.

In addition to her parents, Irma was preceded in death by her husband Clyde G. Whittington on May 3, 2003, 5 siblings, Harold McClannan, Oleta Kerns, Naomi Sheets, Ilene Coons, and Estella Ford; and one great-great grandson Daniel Lee Whittington, Jr.

Irma was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville. During her and Clyde's marriage, they enjoyed camping, boating, dancing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Most of her career was spent as an LPN working in geriatric care. She was a caring woman and strong in her faith.

Irma is survived by her three children, Greg (Leanna) Whittington of Bradford, OH, Dane (Jackie) Whittington of Westminster, CO, and Christine (Bill) Beasley of Versailles, OH; eight grandchildren, Doug (Amy) Whittington, Darin (Carey) Whittington, John (Karen) Whittington, Jess Whittington, Jeni (Ted) Austin, Jordan (Jenny) Whittington, Nick (Lisa) Beasley, and Lori (Jeff) Zirkle; 25 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Irma is also survived by her sister Annabelle Gibbons of West Carollton, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Ave., #101, Troy, OH 45373

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Brian Scott Peters (February 9, 2017)

Brian Scott Peters, age 34, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH.

He was born Thursday, July 22, 1982 in Greenville, OH, a son of Beni (Penny) Peters and the late Linda Stebbins.

In addition to his mother, Brian was preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Lee Peters, maternal grandparents, Lee and Dolly Stebbins and his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Beatrice Peters.

Brian loved his children; they were the light of his life. He was an outdoors man who enjoyed camping, fishing, and four wheeling. He had many friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Brian loved his family and missed his mother and his brother, Jesse, dearly.

In addition to his father, Brian is survived by two children, Braxton and Kallee Peters of Greenville, OH; his fiancé, Jessica Emrick; two step sisters, Beth (Eric) Schultz of Versailles, OH and Lauren Ford of Ridgeville, IN; aunts and uncles, Carol (Jon) Bentley of Wabash, IN, Candy (Andy) Hoover of Greenville, OH, Diana (Rick) Hess of Greenville, OH, Sheila (Lester) Yoder, Tim (Terri) Stebbins, Edie Shuff, Marilyn Petty, and Lisa Stebbins all of Greenville, OH.; and numerous cousins, great aunts, great uncles, step niece and nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, and again one hour prior to the service on Friday at the Church.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Hobert C. Burton (February 9, 2017)

Hobert C. Burton age 81, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away at 10:10 A.M. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Hobert was born July 9, 1935 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, to the late Elva & Lula (McNeese) Burton.

Hobert is survived by his wife, JoAnn M. (Rodgers) Burton whom he married June 26, 1954; children, Lois Wendel of New Weston, David Burton of New Madison, Danny Burton of Greenville, Alan & Vickie Burton of Greenville, Christopher & Cindy Burton of Greenville and Gregory Burton of West Milton; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Burgess of Kentucky and Eileen Miller of Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hobert was also preceded in death by a son, Elva Joe Burton; brothers, Leon, Charles & Delbert Burton; and sister; Dorothy Burgess.

Hobert was a farmer. He was a member of The New Beginning Church of God in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at The New Beginning Church of God 802 E. 4th St. Greenville with Pastor Dennis Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The New Beginning Church of God in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Lucille H. McGuire Hickey (February 9, 2017)

Lucille H. McGuire Hickey, age 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:18 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on June 15, 1924 in Graceson County, Kentucky, to the late Otis and Daisy (Emery) Hayes.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Craig & Cindy McGuire of Greenville, Dale & Linda McGuire of Greenville, Gene & Carolyn McGuire of Greenville and Larry McGuire of Greenville; step sons, Walter (Vena) Hickey Jr., Larry Hickey and Danny (Kim) Hickey; step daughter, Norma (James) Durham of Williamsburg, KY; 7 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; numerous great great grandchildren; siblings, Lorene Stewart of Greenville, Carol (Earl) Parks of Iowa, Pauline Downing of Dayton, OH, Geraldine Millington of Richmond, IN, Bonnie Lou Cook of Richmond, IN, and Kathy Williams of Washington; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Ermel McGuire; second husband, Walter Hickey; siblings, Roger Hayes, Rena May Hayes, Gene Hayes, Rodney Hayes, Otis Ray Hayes, Juanita Reynolds, Temple Emerick and Helen Moore; and step daughter, Sidney E. Sabastian.

Lucille was a Nurses Aid most of her life where she worked at Wayne HealthCare and Good Samaritan Hospital. She also worked for Fram for a short time and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Piqua.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Fred Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Miami County Hospice. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Barbara Gibson Williams (February 9, 2017)

Barbara Gibson Williams, 84, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Greenville.

Barbara was born Monday, May 30, 1932 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Russell and Ethel (Dickey) Bowman.

In addition to parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Gibson Jr. and an infant sister, Shirley Bowman.

Barbara is survived by her husband, George Williams of Greenville; sons and daughter-in-law, Rick and Sandy Gibson of GA, and Rodney Gibson of Versailles; a daughter, Cindy and John Stephan of FL; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a brother, Gene Bowman of Greenville; sisters, Phyllis Null of Greenville and Cheryl Cassagnol of NY; several nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Nina Lou Williams (February 9, 2017)

Nina Lou Williams, 92, of Greenville, OH, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Brethren Retirement Community.

Nina was born Tuesday, February 3, 1925 in Darke, OH, a daughter of the late Van and Ethel (Miller) Wilcox.

In addition to her parents, Nina was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Williams, brothers, Millard, Bud, Butch, and Jim Wilcox, a sister, Eileen Slick and a great grandson, Thomas Cottrell.

Nina is survived by her daughter, Linda Thwaits of Zanesville, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Nancy Williams of Lancaster, OH; 5 grandchildren, Melissa Osborn, Scott Thwaits, Chris Thwaits, Jim Williams and Mark Williams; 3 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; 3 sisters, and brother-in-law, Annabel Black, Marthlea and Jim Hill, and Imogene Moores; 2 sisters-in-law, Betty Jo Wilcox and Barbara Wilcox; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Hollansburg Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Hollansburg Congregational Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hollansburg Congregational Christian Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Helen J. Brinley (February 8, 2017)

Helen J. Brinley, 91, formerly of Greenville, passed away, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village in Dayton.

Helen was born Sunday, August 16, 1925 in Bradford, OH, a daughter of the late Don and Opal (Rolfe) Rexrode.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Albert "AL" Brinley and her granddaughter, Kimberly Brinley.

Helen is survived by her sons, Don Brinley of Grove City, Ohio and Jeffry Brinley of New Port Richey, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Patrick Coleman of Dayton; a sister, Patricia Arnett of Celina. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Syliva McKibben officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Helen and her family request memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Lois Eileen French (February 3, 2017)

Lois Eileen French, 97 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday February 3, 2017 at 4:46 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born January 15, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Emery & Marie (Broadstock) Martin. She retired from Fram Corp. She was a member of EUM Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter: Deborah Jo Jackson; sister: Pauline Arnett.

She is survived by her husband of 77 years Harold Victor French of Greenville; her sons & daughters in law: Victor & Becky French of Greenville, Steven & Nina French of Greenville; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brother & sister in law: Bobby Jo & Glenna Martin of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of life will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Paula Ullrich officiating. Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Steven Ellsworth Cunningham (February 7, 2017)

Steven Ellsworth Cunningham, age 58, of Union City, OH, and formerly of Rossburg, passed away, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home.

Steven was born Monday, January 26, 1959 in Piqua, OH, a son of the late Athern and Bettie (Higgs) Cunningham.

In addition to his parents, Steven was preceded in death by his sister, Cindra Fleenor.

Steven was a past member of the Darke County and Ohio Cattleman's Association. He was a 4-H advisor for the Darke County Beef Club and was a past member and honorary member of the Ansonia FFA. He and His wife, Larissa volunteered their time at Hueston Woods maintaining the horse trails. He enjoyed horseback riding and camping with his family and friends

Steven is survived by his wife of 22 years Larissa Cunningham of Union City, whom he married Saturday, February 12, 1994; sons, Doug Cunningham of Union City, OH. Scott Cunningham of Lakeview, OH and Rob Castle of Greenville; daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Douglas Jones of New Weston and Chelsea and Loy Newton of Troy; grandchildren, Shianne Liddy, Skyler Marker, Austin Cunningham, Logan Hines, Taylor Cunningham, Conner Newton, Keanan Cunningham, Lexie Osterloh, Marissa Newton, Kali Jones, and Lona Newton; sister and brother-in-law, Deb and Pat Barga of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 18,2017 at 11:00 am at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Eli Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in the Beamsville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, February, 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care of Darke County or Darke County Cancer Association.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com